Zaelyna Beck writes dysfunctional characters in semi-functional worlds. She's notably nerdy (almost to a fault) and enjoys her fair share of science fiction and fantasy. But really, she loves any story that sparks deep thought and discussion, especially if it makes people question their existence and their sanity.

A recently anointed hobbyist dog trainer, Zae has channeled her eye-opening experiences into a new project: Kaia of L.A. The blog will explore the daily struggles of two young adults whose first dog entered their lives as a behavioral nightmare. Their training journey has been a crash course in animal behavior, and has intensely altered their view of dog ownership in the 21st century. Through this new lens, they've drastically reconsidered many of their old beliefs.